Zaleski Collection

Saturday 30. November 2019 at 3 p.m.

119 Lots
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    • Lot38
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions270 x 142 cm
    • AgeEarly 19th century
    • Result EUR11,070
    The field design of very large blue octagons linked along the central axis, each enclosing a cruciform motif decorated with flowers, was created by a synthesis of the old Turkish traditions and the floral Ottoman formal language. The oldest examples of the group are now believed to originate from Karapinar. From there the design spread across Central Anatolia; Ladik appears to have been an initial centre. This gorgeous piece woven in subtle shades was probably made in Mujur. Not only the border design, but also the style of drawing and knotting structure suggest this attribution. – Elaborately restored in places, now in good condition.

    RIPPON BOSWELL, A 43, 18.11.1995, #65 *** CONCARO, EDOARDO & LEVI, ALBERTO, Sovrani Tappeti. Il tappeto orientale dal XV al XIX seculo. Mailand 1999, Nr.36

  • Konya Yastik

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    • Lot39
    • OriginCentral Anatolia
    • Dimensions91 x 57 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,599
    At the centre of the red-brown field, a red box motif with a green hooked outline and arrow-shaped points encloses a yellow rectangle likewise decorated with hooks. Four red triangles with boldly stepped inner sides provide the corner motifs which flank the central medallion. Such traditional four-and-one compositions were widely used throughout Central and East Anatolia for many centuries. – Several repiled areas, otherwise well preserved, including the original flatwoven selvedges.

    MOREHOUSE, BRIAN, Yastiks. Cushion Covers And Storage Bags Of Anatolia. Philadelphia 1996, Nr.51

  • Manyas Rug Sampler

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    • Lot40
    • OriginNorth West Anatolia, Dardanelles region
    • Dimensions92 x 47 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR1,845
    Judging by its knotting structure, colours and pile wool, this very rare rug sampler previously published by Brüggemann/Böhmer was probably woven in Manyas. It illustrates three different options for the field and border designs of yastiks: at the bottom, two box-shaped medallions with white borders; at the centre, a Memling gül surrounded by rectangles; and at the top, a field design of nested hooked diamonds with an S-border. In Persia, such rug samplers are known as "vagireh". – Very good condition.

    BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hannover 1980, Nr.84

  • Kashan Mohtashem

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    • Lot41
    • OriginCentral Persia
    • Dimensions199 x 133 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR6,150
    Large botehs placed in offset rows of changing directions form a spaciously conceived repeat in the cream field of this Kashan. Delicate floral stems and small trees inserted between the primary motifs create a second design layer. In the red main border, palmettes in the Herati style are linked by a green vine bearing sickle leaves and various flowers. The very fine weave, thick velvety pile, distinctive atmosphere and, in particular, the slightly angular style of drawing are typical features of the so-called Mohtashem group. Most of the Mohtashem Kashans show medallion designs whereas examples presenting large botehs are far rarer. – New overcasting along the sides, good condition.
    • Lot42
    • OriginWest Persia, Arak region
    • Dimensions208 x 137 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Result EUR6,150
    Drawn in mirror image along the vertical axis, a tree in full flower grows from a vase at the lower end of the field. Its sprawling branches fill the midnight blue field where two truncated red cypresses can be made out at the sides. The field is topped by a curved arch, and the white-ground section above it is embellished with floral stems. A very fine weave, a thick brush-like pile and harmoniously coordinated colours. – Good condition, original selvedges, minimally reduced at the upper end.
  • Karachov Kazak

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    • Lot45
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions250 x 144 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR20,910
    A Karachov of this sub-group using box medallions and red polygons in a green field was published in Grote-Hasenbalg’s work as early as 1922. The field is bordered by a chequerboard pattern surround which forms a bridge-shaped arch at both ends. A change in design can be observed in the white main border: the weaver began by using hooked diamonds, then she decided to draw star-shaped blossoms with four diagonal arms ending in buds. – Very good condition, original finishes all around.

    GROTE-HASENBALG, WERNER, Der Orientteppich. Seine Geschichte und seine Kultur. Berlin 1922, Band 2, Tf.27

    • Lot47
    • OriginSouth West Caucasus
    • Dimensions232 x 121 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,920
    An early Kazak of the three-compartment type woven in transparent colours. Decorated with floral and geometric motifs, the two red and one green compartments are framed by an inner surround of reciprocal trefoils. The wide, white main border displays a rare design of large hooked box shapes alternating with hooked diamonds. – Obvious signs of age and wear, the pile is worn away in places; minimally reduced ends, slightly damaged original selvedges.

    HERRMANN, EBERHART, Kaukasische Teppichkunst im 19. Jahrhundert. Ein Bilderbuch. München 1993, Nr.55

    • Lot48
    • OriginCentral Caucasus
    • Dimensions234 x 110 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR4,182
    A Genje in magnificent colours. The hexagonal lattice design in the red field contains large eight-pointed stars arranged into steep colour diagonals. This composition is often seen in antique Genje rugs, usually on a blue or yellow and less frequently on a red or white ground. The horizontal stripe pattern of the lattice lines, blue and yellow in this case, is a typical feature. The white main border is decorated with stepped polygons surrounded by diamonds. – Very good condition except for minor repiled sections, a high pile. Original selvedges, both ends minimally reduced.

    SCHÜRMANN, ULRICH, Teppiche aus dem Orient. Wiesbaden 1976, Tf. S.159

  • Nurata Suzani

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    • Lot49
    • OriginCentral Asia, South West Uzbekistan
    • Dimensions236 x 155 cm
    • AgeFirst half 19th century
    • Result EUR7,995
    A gorgeous Nurata suzani embroidered in subtle colours. The ogival central medallion with a cruciform, floral interior design placed at the centre of the field bears a striking resemblance to the medallions of Persian workshop carpets. Small flowering trees and shrubs are arranged around it, and two bowls holding flowering vases have been added at the sides. As in most suzanis from Nurata, a very large tree in abundant flower is aligned diagonally in each corner of the field. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition. The reverse is backed with the original, plain white cotton fabric.
    • Lot50
    • OriginCentral Anatolia, Cappadocia
    • Dimensions117 x 100 cm
    • AgeSecond half 19th century
    • Result EUR5,658
    The design layout of this small red-ground Konya is reminiscent of yastiks, but it is distinctly larger than these cushion faces and probably served as a sitting rug. Three hooked hexagons placed on the central axis, with Talish rosettes at their centres, are each framed by four hooked triangles, resulting in a field composition of three horizontal panels. The white main border of floral stems is unusually wide. The shield forms decorated with small trees in the red elems are an identifying feature of Incesu rugs. Butterweck has illustrated a comparative example, and a long rug presenting the same field design is published in Brüggemann/Böhmer. – Very good condition, original finishes all around, including the long kilim ends.

    BUTTERWECK, GEORG & ORASCH, DIETER, Das Standardwerk des anatolischen Knüpfteppichs. Zentral-Anatolien. Wien 1986, Nr.157 *** BRÜGGEMANN, WERNER & BÖHMER, HARALD, Teppiche der Bauern und Nomaden in Anatolien. Hannover 1980, Nr.15